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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 18%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 03' South, Longitude: 150° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.32 meters/second, 1567.1 km/hour, 973.8 miles/hour or 846.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.23 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 26' 48.7"973.52 miwest0° 10' 14.2"11.73 misouth973.25 mi
24 hours13° 42' 34.0"923.84 mieast3° 43' 08.1"255.69 misouth951.23 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 8:26 AM503 km313 miles272 nmSouth S
RarotongaSun 8:26 AM1349 km838 miles729 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 8:26 AM1821 km1131 miles983 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiSun 7:26 AM2193 km1363 miles1184 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoMon 7:26 AM2314 km1438 miles1250 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 8:26 AM2319 km1441 miles1252 nmWest W
AdamstownSun 10:26 AM2508 km1558 miles1354 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaMon 7:26 AM2786 km1731 miles1504 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 6:26 AM3233 km2009 miles1746 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiMon 6:26 AM3362 km2089 miles1815 nmWest W

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